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Public Health Nursing Practice Manual

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Standard of Practice

Evaluation

Description

The public health nurse evaluates the health status of the population (all affected by the death of the child).

The PHN examines the effectiveness of the interventions, including the need for modification of the interventions in relation to outcomes.

Practice

  • 1.

    Evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions on the health of the caregiver/household/provider; e.g. document caregiver understands SIDS diagnosis process:

  • 2.

    Determine and document action for the non-adherent caregiver:

    • Document when contact is not established or service is refused on the PHN Progress Note included in the packet from the MCAH SIDS Coordinator.

    • Consult with PHNS and MCAH SIDS Coordinator as needed.

  • 3.

    Complete investigation forms:

    • Complete the PH Services Report, Report of Contact, PHN Progress Note, and the SB 90 PHN Case Tracking Form and submit to the MCAH SIDS Coordinator via the PHNS within 2 weeks of the initial referral.

  • 4.

    Document in the NPMS:

    • File a copy of the PHN Assessment per PHN Assessment Form instructions.

  • 5.

    Evaluate client satisfaction:

    • Give client satisfaction form to the caregiver for completion and submission in a pre-addressed, stamped envelope.

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